Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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Saints and Sinners 

The leader of an archaeological dig is found buried alive following the discovery of a Saint's bones in the village of Midsomer Cicely.


Renny Rye


Lisa Holdsworth (screenplay), Caroline Graham (based on characters by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Dudgeon ... DCI John Barnaby
Gwilym Lee ... DS Charlie Nelson
Fiona Dolman ... Sarah Barnaby
Manjinder Virk ... Dr Kam Karimore
Jonathan Aris ... Alex Dyer
Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Bartholomew Hines
Stefano Braschi ... Dexter Ingram
Aden Gillett ... Christopher Corby
Ralf Little ... Jared Horton
Gabrielle Lloyd ... Hannah Dewsbrough
Edward MacLiam ... Noah Sawney (as Edward Macliam)
Pippa Nixon ... Rhiannon Sawney
Julia Sawalha ... Penny Henderson
Ruth Sheen ... Valerie Horton
Malcolm Sinclair ... Rev Peter Corby


When Zoe Dyer, leader of an archaeological dig to find the remains of St Cicely Milson, is murdered her colleague Penny Henderson suggests that she disturbed robbers after supposed treasure but Barnaby finds resistance to the project by locals who claim they already have the saint's relics on display in vicar Peter Corby's church. The one exception is Peter's brother Christopher who regards his brother 's claim to be false and encourages the dig, falling out with Zoe's husband Alex, whom he accuses of exploiting the situation. Two victims later Barnaby discovers instances of fraud, extra-marital affairs and false identity before he solves the case, differentiating between saints and sinners. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

10 February 2016 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Aden Gillett plays Christopher Corby in this episode. He previously played the role of Ian Kent in episode 13.4, Midsomer Murders: The Silent Land (2010). See more »


The first murder victim is killed by being buried alive under a large amount of dirt and soil in a hole at an archaeological dig. However, when her body is shown on the mortuary slab, a close-up of her hair shows it is perfectly clean. See more »


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Composed by Jim Parker
Theremin played by Celia Sheen
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I Knew Whodunit!,
5 May 2018 | by susanhudek53See all my reviews

What a good episode and great guest stars. Malcolm Sinclair was terrific as an obsessive reverend. Ruth Sheen a marvelous actress unfortunately had a minimal role..a waste of her great talent. Julia Sawalha another wonderful actress who doesn't seem to age much, every time I see her I think of Saffy from Absolutely Fabulous. Her role here was minimal as well. The constant bantering between Nelson and Karimore is fun and a nice aside to the grisly murders. I like Neil in this role, it didn't' tAke long for me to get over the departure of John Nettles...which surprises me. The only reason I gave it just 6 stars is because I knew from the beginning who the murderer was so the ending was not a surprise.

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